Cisco Landing Reach is another short reach (4 km), beginning at Bkm 197 and extending downstream to Bkm193. The Cisco Landing reach extends around a single large meander bend to the mouth of Dry Gulch (Bkm 193) and contains the federally managed Cisco Landing boat ramp. This reach is characterized by a shallow (45 to 100 m deep), broad strike valley that trends SSE along the WSW flank of Uncompahgre Uplift. Alluviated bottomlands are continuous and as much as 1500 m wide. This valley is bounded on its west side by the Summerville and Morrison Fms and on its east side by the Kayenta Fms. The average river gradient is 0.05%.
Vegetation is mostly non-native herbaceous cover (30%), reflecting the dominance of agriculture on the bottomland surface (153 ha). Cottonwood patches are common, with the greatest percentage of tree cover of any reach within the project length (15% of total bottomland area). Tamarisk cover is high (19% of bottomland area), and has been heavily impacted by the tamarisk beetle. Xeric shrubs are common on the distal portions of the bottomland (8%) and knapweed occurrence is common (4%).
Cisco Landing reach is geomorphically active, with a variety of channel habitat types available at both high and low water, including less common backwater features. This reach is mostly privately owned (65%), with smaller portions under State (20%) and BLM (15%) management